The American College of Greece Governance: Board of Trustees
The American College of Greece is governed by a voluntary board of trustees – currently twenty-six members. The board holds overall stewardship responsibility for the College, delegating primary operating authority to the president of the College (an ex officio, non-voting member of the board), whom the board selects and regularly evaluates. No voting members of the board receive financial compensation for their service; indeed, all members are expected to support the College through their personal philanthropy. (Numbers in parentheses below indicate year of joining the board.)
William Antholis BA, PhD; Charlottesville, Virginia (2015)
William Antholis is the Director and CEO at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. Previously, Dr. Antholis served as managing director of the Brookings Institution, a non-profit research organization. Dr. Antholis has served as director of studies and as a fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and at the White House as director of international economic affairs of the National Security Council and the National Economic Council. He also served as deputy director of the White House Climate Change Task and at the State Department on the policy planning staff and in the Bureau of Economic Affairs. Dr. Antholis earned a PhD in politics from Yale University and a BA with honors in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. At U.VA., he was an Echols Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, and his thesis in the Politics Honors won the Stevenson Award.
Drake Behrakis BS, MBA; Lexington, Massachusetts (2017)
Drake is President of Marwick Associates, a real estate investment and development company located in Lexington, Massachusetts. Marwick is the real estate arm of a family owned privately held investment company. He is also active in the Behrakis Foundation, the family’s philanthropic vehicle. Prior to establishing Marwick, Mr. Behrakis held various positions with Muro Pharmaceutical, Inc. and the Gillette Company. Mr. Behrakis has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Boston College, the Leadership 100 Endowment Fund, The National Hellenic Society and The Hellenic Initiative. He is also a Board of Overseer at Brigham & Woman’s Hospital; a member of the State of Massachusetts Economic Assistance Coordinating Council and invested into the Order of St. Andrew. Behrakis’ engagement as both a volunteer and as a donor has expanded throughout the years. He and his wife have established Endowment Funds & Professorship at Boston College. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Boston College Distinguished Volunteer Award. Prior commitments and involvements include the Perkins School for the Blind, Sudbury Youth Basketball, The Lowell Plan, Saints Memorial Medical Center and Fordham University.
Spiros Bouas BS; San Francisco, California (2015)
Spiros Bouas is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor in high technology companies. He was born and raised in Kerkyra, leaving Greece for the US at the age of 15 to complete high school and later university studies in engineering. Spiros has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley, commercializing innovation for industries such as medical imaging, defense, and wireless communications. In 2000 he co-founded LitePoint Corporation, which became the world leader in wireless device testing with over 70% world-wide market share. In 2011 LitePoint was acquired by Teradyne Corporation. Spiros left the company in 2012 to focus on family and his new investment business, Lite-Cap Private Equity. He and his family live in the San Francisco Bay Area and are active in charitable giving especially in programs helping promising youngsters of limited means realize their full potential.
John Chachas BA, MBA; New York, New York (2015)
John Chachas is the Managing Partner of Methuselah Advisors, an investment banking and asset management firm he founded in 2010. Prior to forming Methuselah Advisors, he was a Managing Director of Lazard and Co-head of the firm’s media practice in the Americas. He left Lazard to become a candidate for the U.S. Senate in a primary race in 2010 in his home state of Nevada. Prior to Lazard he spent two years at Merrill Lynch; prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Chachas was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston. He received his BA from Columbia University and holds a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Matt Glendinning BA, MEd, MA, PhD; Providence, Rhode Island (2015)
Matt Glendinning is Head of School at Moses Brown School, an N-12 Quaker school in Providence, RI. A teacher, administrator and athlete with 20 years’ experience in Friends schools, Glendinning previously served as upper school head at Moorestown Friends School in New Jersey and history teacher at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia. His has held other faculty appointments at Phillips Academy, Chestnut Hill College, and the University of North Carolina. He has published widely on a variety of topics, including strategic planning, design thinking, fundraising, leadership, curriculum design, multiculturalism, pedagogy, and technology. Glendinning earned his BA from Dartmouth, a master’s in education from Arcadia University, and a master’s and doctorate in classical archaeology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dena Haritos Tsamitis BS, MS, PhD; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2016)
Dena Haritos Tsamitis leads initiatives in graduate education, curriculum design and distributed education and champions cybersecurity initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University and is the director of the College of Engineering’s Information Networking Institute (INI), which offers professional master’s degree programs in information networking, information security, mobility and software management. Dr. Haritos Tsamitis is a founding director of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, for which she spearheaded efforts in cybersecurity education, training and outreach. She established the MySecureCyberspace initiative to raise “cyberawareness” in Internet users of all ages through a portal, game and curriculum. Carnegie Mellon honored Dr. Haritos Tsamitis with the 2012 Barbara Lazarus Award for Graduate Student and Junior Faculty Mentoring in recognition of outstanding contributions by faculty. The European Art Center bestowed her an award and honorary membership in 2009 for her contribution to education in Greece. She earned the 2008 Women of Influence Award, presented by Alta Associates and CSO Magazine, for her achievements in information security and education. She holds a B.S. in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, a M.S. Education, Instructional Technology, Duquesne University, and a Doctor of Education, Higher Education Management, University of Pennsylvania.
Kosmo Kalliarekos BS, MBA; Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2005, 2015)
Kosmo Kalliarekos is a Managing Director of Baring Private Equity Asia based in Hong Kong. Kosmo is the chairman of BPEA’s Portfolio Management Committee and co-heads the Education vertical sector, having invested over $1 Billion in Asian and global education businesses over the past decade. He was a founding member of The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory firm based in Boston where he founded and headed the company’s Education Center of Excellence. A graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, he received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Martha J. Kanter BA, MEd, EdD; New York, New York (2015)
Martha J. Kanter is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education and Senior Fellow at New York University. Her academic interests include: the confluence of access, equity and excellence; the intersection of policy and politics in American higher education; and the contributions of America’s community colleges to the nation’s social fabric, civic future and economy. Dr. Kanter also serves as Executive Director of the College Promise Campaign. In 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her as the U.S. Under Secretary of Education, with oversight responsibility for all federal postsecondary statutory, regulatory and administrative policies and programs for the U.S. Department of Education. Previously, Kanter served as President of De Anza College and then Chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District for sixteen years. She holds a BA degree in Sociology from Brandeis University, an MEd from Harvard University and an EdD from the University of San Francisco.
Nikolaos Koumettis BS, MS; Athens, Greece (2010)
Nikos Koumettis was named President, Central & Southern Europe Business Unit of Coca-Cola in 2011, after serving as President of Coca-Cola Ltd in Canada from 2008 – 2011 and leading the Coca-Cola’s Adriatic and Balkans Business Unit from 2003-2008. Before joining Coca-Cola, Mr. Koumettis served in marketing roles with Kraft Jacobs Suchard; sales and distribution roles with a large Greek distribution company, Elgeka; and in commercial and logistics functions for Papastratos S. A. / Phillip Morris, the largest tobacco company in Greece. Mr. Koumettis holds a MSc degree in International Marketing from Strathclyde Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from The American College of Greece. Nikos is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Global Shapers (Athens hub), an initiative launched by the World Economic Forum to engage young people (ages 20 – 30) to deliver local and global change. He is also a founding member and mentor of the Rising Stars Program, a platform that seeks to promote entrepreneurship by linking talent, technology and innovation.
Anthony Kronman BA, PhD, JD; New Haven, Connecticut (2009)
Anthony Kronman is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School. A former Dean of Yale Law School, Professor Kronman teaches in the areas of contracts, bankruptcy, jurisprudence, social theory, professional responsibility, and Directed Studies. Among his books are Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life; Max Weber, Contracts: Cases and Materials (with F. Kessler and G. Gilmore), and Lost Lawyer. Professor Kronman is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his BA from Williams College and his PhD in Philosophy and JD from Yale.
Ulysses Kyriacopoulos BSc, MBA; Athens, Greece (2011)
Ulysses Kyriacopoulos studied Mining Engineering in Austria and England before pursuing his MBA at INSEAD in France. He was one of the founders of ALBA in 1992 and served on the School’s board until June 2013. He started Junior Achievement in Greece in 2001. He has received the Kouros Award of Entrepreneurship by the President of the Republic of Greece. He served as president of the Federation of Greek Industry (2000-2006) and was Chairman of the Greek National Opera (2006-2009). He has been twice recognized among Europe´s 500 Dynamic Entrepreneurs.
Vana Lavidas BA, MBA; Athens, Greece (2013)
Vana Lavidas was born in Athens and studied Economics at DEREE – The American College of Greece, graduating in 1979. She continued her studies at the University of La Verne where she earned an MBA. In recent years she has devoted herself to philanthropy and social work. She is the chairman at the Board of Directors of MDA Hellas, an association for the care of people with neuromuscular disorders, which she founded in 2000. She is the mother of four children, spending most of her spare time with her family, but also trying to find time to enjoy sports such as karate and running.
Lee Ann Leahy BSBA, CPA; Boston, Massachusetts (2014)
Lee Ann Leahy is currently the Chair of the Audit Committee. She is an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she serves higher education clients throughout the northeast US; current or previous clients include Boston University, Columbia, MIT, NYU, Northeastern, Princeton, and Yale. She resides in Boston, MA and holds a BSBA in accounting from the University of Hartford and is a CPA.
Harold Levy BS, JD, MA; New York, New York (2011)
Harold Levy he is Vice Chair of the Board. He is Executive Director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Palm Ventures where he focused on investments in education, regulated industries and allied fields. He was formerly the New York City Schools Chancellor. Mr. Levy is a member of the statutorily-created Committee on Measures of Student Success (appointed by US Secretary of Education). Previously, he was a member of the New York State of Board of Regents. He holds a JD and BS from Cornell and an MA (PPE) from Oxford, as well as honorary doctorates from Baruch (City University of New York), Bard and St. Francis colleges.
Jim G. Logothetis BS, MBA, CPA; Atlanta, Georgia (2015)
Jim Logothetis is Global Coordinating Partner with Ernst & Young’s Assurance Practice. He has 34 years of experience, 23 as a partner, providing audit and other services to a broad spectrum of both public and private companies. Previously, he served as Vice Chair of Global Accounts, Managing Partner Assurance and Advisory (Midwest Region), North American Leader for Ernst & Young’s German Business Center, and as the Consumer & Industrial Products Sector Leader. Mr. Logothetis earned his BS degree in Accounting from DePaul University Driehaus School of Business and his MBA in Accounting, Finance and International Business from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of DePaul University Driehaus School of Business, the Board of Leadership 100, the National Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hellenic American Academy.
Alexander Macridis BA, JD, MBA; Athens, Greece (2014)
Alexander Macridis is the Chairman and Managing Director of Chryssafidis S.A., a construction materials distribution company founded in 1882 and operating in the Balkans and Africa. Mr. Macridis is a member of the Board of Aegean Airlines, Titan Cement, THI, IOBE, The American College of Greece and Alba. He is currently the General Secretary of the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) and serves on the Yale President’s Council on International Activities. Mr. Macridis holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yale College, a JD from Yale Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Angelo Manioudakis BSc, MBA; Boston, Massachusetts (2014)
Angelo Manioudakis is Chief Investment Officer of the Global Asset Allocation (GAA) Multi-Asset Class Strategies (MACS) group at Fidelity Investments where he oversees over $300B in assets under management across a wide range of investment strategies. Prior to joining Fidelity, Angelo was Head of Public Fixed Income and Derivatives at Sun Life Financial (2010 – 2013), and Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income at OFI Institutional Asset Management (2002 – 2008). Previously (1993 – 2002, he held various roles at Morgan Stanley Asset Management (Miller, Anderson & Sherrerd). Angelo began his career at GE Capital Corporation. Angelo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Cum Laude, from Bentley College and his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Dan Miller MA, PhD; Providence, Rhode Island (2014)
Dan Miller is Chair of the PIERCE Committee and is Head of School at the Wheeler School, Providence, Rhode Island – a Nursery through twelfth-grade, co-educational day school for 820 students. After graduating from Amherst College magna cum laude in 1985, Dan taught and coached for two years at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn, New York. He went on to receive a MA and PhD in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University in 1993. His dissertation, a biography of the Southern author Erskine Caldwell, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1994. Dan was the Dean of Students at Riverdale Country School from 1993-1997 then the Head of Upper School at the Kent Denver School in Denver, Colorado from 1997-2003, before coming to Wheeler. He serves/has served on the Boards of several local non-profit organizations, including the Urban Collaborative School; the East Side YMCA; and Rhode Island Public Radio.
Lisa O’Donnell BA, JD; New York, New York (2015)
Lisa O’Donnell, JD, is Managing Director and Co-Chief Operating Officer, and is a member of the Global Allocation team within BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Strategies Group. Ms. O’Donnell’s service with the firm dates back to 1991, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Ms. O’Donnell joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in 1991 as an attorney in the legal department. She joined the Merrill Lynch Global Allocation Fund in 1995 as a Senior Analyst and was named Chief Operating Officer of the Fund in 2010. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Investment Management, she was an associate of the law firm Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish, and Kauffman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. O’Donnell earned a BA degree from the College of William and Mary and a JD degree, cum laude, from Rutgers University School of Law.
Alexandra Papalexopoulou BA, MBA; Athens, Greece (2016)
Alexandra Papalexopoulou is the Strategic Planning Director and Executive member of the Board of Directors of Titan Cement Company S.A. since 1997 and has been active in the Titan Group since 1992, initially in the Export Division and then in Business Development. Between 1988 and 1992 Ms. Papalexopoulou worked in France first at the OECD and subsequently at the consulting firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton consulting. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of Coca – Cola HBC, of the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation and of the “ALBA Graduate Business School” Foundation. Ms. Papalexopoulou holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD, France and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) in Economics and Mathematics from Swarthmore College, PA, USA.
John Pyrovolakis BS, PhD; New York, New York (2013)
John Pyrovolakis is the founder and CEO of Innovation Accelerator, Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Pyrovolakis has served as an advisor to the National Science Foundation, lectured at the MIT Sloan School and Columbia University on entrepreneurship and innovation and consulted with several organizations vetting early stage IT deals or new technology initiatives, such as Suntrust Bank, Jesup & Lamont Securities, and the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Pyrovolakis was a triple major in math, computer science and philosophy at NYU, where he won the school writing competition and was the first undergraduate teaching assistant in mathematic logic. He earned a PhD in Linguistics and Philosophy from MIT and was a teaching fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysics lab, where he won the Derek Bok prize for teaching excellence.
Milton J. Sipp BA, MEd; Bronx, New York (2014)
Milton Sipp is the Assistant Head of School and Head of Middle School at the Riverdale School in New York, New York. Outside of Riverdale, he has served as a National Director on the Board of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and chaired the organization’s Membership Committee. He has also been a member of the Board of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) as well as a Board member for the Early Steps Programs in New York City. He is currently on the Board of the George Jackson Academy in Manhattan. He earned his BA at Oberlin College and his M.Ed. at Harvard.
Concetta M. Stewart BA, MA, PhD; Ringoes, New Jersey (2009)
Concetta Stewart is Secretary of the Board. An academic and administrator with more than two decades experience in higher education, Dr. Stewart is presently Provost at Mercy College, NY. She previously served as Dean of Art and Design at Pratt Institute and Dean of Communications and Theater at Temple University. She has published widely on subjects relating to communications, education and technology. She completed her BA at Rutgers College and holds a PhD from Rutgers University and an MA from the New School for Social Research.
Lena Triantogiannis BSc, MBA; Athens, Greece (2011)
Lena Triantogiannis is a partner with Egon Zehnder International and co-leads the firm’s Accelerated Integration Practice. She has conducted executive search assignments in Greece, the Balkans as well as in Greater Europe and has appraised over 500 executives for a range of companies in the private and semi-public sector. Before joining Egon Zehnder International in 1999, Ms. Triantogiannis worked for Procter & Gamble initially in finance and then in marketing, as well as with The Coca-Cola Company. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BSc in Business Administration from DEREE – The American College of Greece. She is also a graduate of PIERCE – The American College of Greece (ACG’s secondary school).
David G. Horner BA, MA, MBA, PhD; President, The American College of Greece; Athens, Greece
David Horner became president of The American College of Greece on July 1, 2008, having served previously as president of Barrington College, RI (1979 to 1985) and North Park University, IL (1987 to 2004). Immediately prior to joining ACG he was senior managing director of the Higher Education Practice of EFL Associates (2005 to 2008), a leading executive search firm. Dr. Horner holds a PhD in higher education administration and policy analysis and a MBA from Stanford University, a MA in philosophy from the University of Rhode Island, and a BA in philosophy from Barrington College.
Roberta B. Deree | LLD; Honorary Trustee; Phoenix, Arizona
Tom C. Korologos | BA, MA, LLD; Honorary Trustee; US Ambassador to Belgium
*Ferdinand K. Thun | BA, LLD; Honorary Trustee; Wyomissing, Pennsylvania